For weight loss, I drink 1 1/2 to 2 liters of water a day and lost six pounds in two weeks.

I recently started a weight loss program and have changed my eating habits within 3 weeks time. I drink 2 sometimes 1 1/2 liters of water a day, mostly chicken, and veggies. I lost 6 pounds the first two weeks when I checked in with my nutritionist. Is this too much weight? I am...

I’m 230 pounds and interested in joining the Optifast program.

I'm 230 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches and I'm interested in joining the "Optifast" program. My only problem is that I hear that it's very costly. ($300 initial fee; $120 per week ) I live in New York City and I was wondering if all the participating doctors charge the same rate? How would...

For an over weight young person, what is the best way to loose weight?

For an overweight young person, what is the best way to lose weight? What can help? Depends on your age. Any weight loss by someone younger than 18 years of age should be under the guidance of a doctor. Weight loss in teens and children can negatively impact their future height so it is usually...

I started on Weight Watchers diet and only lost 1 3/4 pounds.

I started on Weight Watchers diet. The first week I only lost 1 3/4 pounds and my friend, who is also on the diet lost 3 pounds. She's 2 inches shorter than I am but weighs more. The second week, I didn't lose anything and she lost 2 pounds. I'm really disgusted because I've...

I am overweight and need a 1200 calorie diet.

I am overweight and a need 1200 calorie diet. Please send a copy to me. Weight loss eating plans are not a one size fits all. I would highly recommend you contact a Registered Dietitian for assistance. In the meantime, try my HELP Healthy Eating For Life Plan® for a personalized eating plan based on...

My friend heard of a natural appetite suppressant drug from India called Sintramax.

I am trying to help out a friend of mine. He has heard of a natural appetite suppressant drug from India called"Sintramax" (sp?). I was wondering if you have ever heard of it and what you may know about it? If not, do you know where I might go to find out on the...

How many calories should I eat for my height and size in order to lose weight?

With so many so-called experts out there with such a variety of diets and nutrition theories, I'm overwhelmed. So, I'm going back to the basics. I'm charting my calorie intake and trying to eat sensibly in attempting to lose a few pounds. I'm wondering, however, how many calories I should be consuming a day...

My mother is overweight and have no idea what to tell her to help.

I am writing to you because I have a little problem. My mother is overweight, even though she does activities and eats well (most of the time). I have no idea what to tell her that would help her out. This has been going on for a long time and I would really like...

When I’m trying to lose weight, I couldn’t have more than 30 grams of fat a day.

I found your website from "3 fat chicks on a diet". Ask the Dietitian® website is so informational I didn't know anything like this even existed. Thank you! First of all, I'm 33 years old, 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 290 pounds. I know I need to lose weight, so I have made my...

Is there software that will convert recipes into the dietary exchanges so that I can modify recipes?

My wife would like to follow the Weight Watchers Program which she has used before. She claims it is the only program that will work for her. I enjoy preparing our meals and would like her to feel comfortable eating what I prepare. Is there software out there that will convert regular recipes into...